Accomplishments: Division of Student Affairs

August 15, 2019
Leanne Soter and Stine Odegard (both Service Learning and Leadership) co-presented earlier this month at the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada's (GSSNV) 7th annual LEAD Conference: Your Next Step In Leadership.  Their session, "The Service Mindset," was aimed at supporting troops and service units to take the leap to do more community service — and to do so in a reflective, responsible, and reciprocal way. In a year-round capacity, Soter and Odegard serve on the GSSNV Outdoor Committee, but for...
August 14, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) recently completed his third time as facilitator for the International Leadership Association's Leadership Education Academy, an initiative that he helped found in 2015. The academy was created as an intensive professional development experience for people engaged in leadership education, providing an overview of the field and an extensive resource guide covering topics such as theory and practice, pedagogy/andragogy, assessment, and learning...
August 13, 2019
The UNLV CARE Advocate Training program (Women's Center) recently received national advocate credentialing through the National Organization for Victim Assistance. The benefits of credentialing include enhanced recognition, credibility, and mobility in the victim assistance field, and professional identification within victim services. The CARE Advocates are a departmentally sponsored, volunteer student organization that adheres to a trauma-informed, healing-centered approach to sexual violence...
August 12, 2019
Debra Gorov, Riley Sullivan, Ron Buncombe, Keith McMath, Jay Schneider (all Student Union and Event Services) and the entire SUES team are being recognized for their hard work and dedication towards the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union Public Service Forum event. This event, held earlier this month, featured 19 presidential candidates coming to campus and through the Student Union. Recognition goes out to the SUES student staff and other full-time staff who...
July 12, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) completed his two-year term serving as co-chair of the National Leadership Symposium by hosting the 29th annual event this week. Leadership educators from 19 institutions and three scholar/practitioners gathered at UNLV to explore the ways in which leadership education and development must be responsive to major cultural and contextual factors including the climate crisis, the need to integrate intercultural development and social justice...
July 11, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) moderated a webinar with the Commission for Student Involvement under the American College Personnel Association.  The topic was "Bridging Student Life and Academic Affairs through Experiential Learning."
June 28, 2019
Megan Brower (Student Involvement & Activities) has been appointed to the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) West Regional Conference Planning Committee for NACA West 2019 taking place in Ontario, California. Specifically, she has been selected to serve the region as showcase selection coordinator. She is responsible for selecting, training, and organizing a committee of students and professionals from across the region to take part in the showcase selection process. The...
June 28, 2019
Hannah Doss (Campus Recreation) was awarded the Excellence in Social Justice award at UNLV's Campus Life Achievement Awards 2019.  
June 27, 2019
John McElrath (Campus Recreational Services) has been appointed to a 2019-20 National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Assembly seat. The assembly is a leadership group made up of NIRSA members across the country. They are facilitators of thoughtful discussions surrounding hot topics that will affect the profession in the next three to five years. Their goal is to identify, analyze, and research these topics and share their findings with the membership. Their perspective...
June 25, 2019
Leanne Soter and Stine Odegard (both Service Learning and Leadership) presented "Keeping Leadership Education Out of 'the Sunken Place': Doing Better as Leadership Educators" at the 4th annual Women and Leadership Conference, "Building Solutions, Harmony and the Greater Good." The conference was hosted by the International Leadership Association.  Their session invited attendees to explore how dominant identities, reliance on hegemonic theories/models, and familiar teaching practices might push...
June 20, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) moderated a webinar for the Commission for Student Involvement under the American College Personnel Association.  The topic of the webinar was "I'm Not Working With Them: Exploring Leadership Amidst Deep Disagreement."
June 17, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) was invited to and participated in the National Summit on Leadership Education and Student Development Partnerships, held at the University of Maryland earlier this month. With funding from the C. Charles Jackson Foundation and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, the summit drew together experienced leadership educators from academic and student affairs contexts across 16 diverse institutions. At the summit, working groups were...